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Sep 25, 2012 9:00pm EDT
. the man driving the car is gregg bergersen. he's a civilian analyst at the pentagon with one of the nation's highest security clearances. his companion is tai shen kuo, a spy for the people's republic of china. bergersen knew a secret that the chinese desperately wanted to know, and neither man knows that what they're about to do is being recorded by two cameras the fbi has concealed in their car. >> let you have the money. >> oh, oh. are you sure that that's okay? >> yeah, it's fine. >> welcome to 60 minutes on cnbc. i'm bob simon. in this edition, we turn our attention to some foreign intrigue. first, a story about a mysterious computer virus that struck an iranian nuclear plant. later, the report of how american agents hunted a notorious arms dealer. and finally, an account of a chinese-american spy trying to steal u.s. military secrets for china. we begin with the story of stuxnet, a computer virus considered to be the world's first destructive cyberweapon. it was launched several years ago against an iranian nuclear facility, almost certainly with some u.s. involvement. but as steve k
Sep 27, 2012 12:00pm PDT
the update. >>> we have to move along to the pentagon. this is just in to us here at cnn. the pentagon admitting warnings of a potential terror attack before the hit on the consulate in libya. in benghazi. we'll have a live report on that, next. i'm barack obama and i approve this message. romney: "it's time to stand up to the cheaters" vo: tough on china? not mitt romney. when a flood of chinese tires threatened a thousand american jobs... it was president obama who stood up to china and protected american workers. mitt romney attacked obama's decision... said standing up to china was "bad for the nation and our workers." how can mitt romney take on the cheaters... when he's taking their side? [ female announcer ] what's a powerful way to cut through everyday greasy messes? [ male announcer ] sponges take your mark. ♪ ♪ [ female announcer ] one drop of ultra dawn has twice the everyday grease cleaning ingredients of one drop of the leading non-concentrated brand... ♪ ♪ [ crowd cheering ] clean 2x more greasy dishes. dawn
Sep 30, 2012 9:00am EDT
if governor romney's plan was enacted. $2 trillion in defense spending that our pentagon and military leadership say we don't know. that's $8 trillion. the notion that somehow by closing loopholes for the wealth they're, the middle class is going to be held harmless. the middle class has to understand, if romney wins this presidential election they'll be paying the bill not to reduce the deficit, not to reduce jobs, to give huge tax cuts. >> the idea of the president is not going to tell the truth, this has become the theme inside the romney camp. >> you learned and studied all this about president obama as a debater, what are you looking? >> i think he's going to say a lot of things that aren't accurate. i would be tempted to go back to that line by ronald reagan, there you go again. >> your campaign has gone overboard at times with the rhetoric, are you worried that president obama is going to have a rough night with fact check ners. >> absolutely not. we still believe that this is going to be a close race. the reason, you know, governor romney is having a rough patch here is not be
Sep 28, 2012 4:00am PDT
, at the pentagon. >> iran's u.s. ambassador spoke after netanyahu, accusing the prime minister of using an unfounded and imaginary graph to justify a military threat. he said iran reserves the right to retaliate with full force against any attack. >>> in libya, the u.s. is withdrawing more of its diplomatic personnel. the drawdown involves some of the embassy staff in tripoli. the state department says the move is temporary and could be reversed next week. a statement on the embassy website warns of possible demonstrations in tripoli and benghazi today. libya's leader says about ten militia groups have been disbanded, calling the attack on the u.s. consulate the final straw. speaking at the pentagon yesterday, secretary of defense leon panetta says there's no doubt the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi was the work of terrorists. >> the reason i think pretty clearly it was a terrorist attack, is because a group of terrorists obviously conducted that attack on the consulate. and against our individuals. what terrorists were involved i think still remains to be determined by the in
Sep 27, 2012 4:00pm PDT
there be a difference path for iran? >> i do not know. i suspect the intelligence agencies and the pentagon will provide cautionary tales and lay out their risks of what a unilateral american military strike would be like. this is not a 2012 issue. this will be joined sometime. the prime minister actually stated it -- >> next summer. >> yes. and he has compromised credibility and deterrent capacity because the truth is, no one is going to strike iran most likely until any time next spring. what good is a red line if you do not enforce it? >> just to move on, harsh words from the palestinian president about israeli settlements. not for the first time, but is that peace process completely solve? >> he is confronting a problem he can resolve. mahmoud abbas is frustrated. i would not call him desperate, but he is clearly frustrated. if you got them in the same room and you confronted jerusalem border security refugees, guess what, you have a worse situation that now. you have a complete and utter breakdown and rupture. the palestinian economic situation is not good at all, according to the u.n. palestinian
Sep 28, 2012 4:30am EDT
the pentagon in springfield, virginia, mitt romney spoke to veterans blaming president obama for the agreement with republicans to slash defense spending if there's no budget deal by january 1st. >> and the idea of cutting our military commitment by a trillion dollars over this decade is unthinkable and devastating. >> reporter: romney's polls in this battleground state look potentially devastating. he's trailing by 3 to 7 p ers percent. romney backers like dave milne are worried. >> he has to get a little more fire in the belly. >> reporter: more romney the businessman suggests soccer mom monica camera. >> he needs to bring up the economy. >> reporter: president obama was in virginia pushing an elitist image of romney in a tv ad to run here putting faces on the 47% of americans romney says he sees as dependent on government. >> i see hard working virginians, i see students trying to work their way through college. >> reporter: the president was with students who typically pay no income tax, like many soldiers. >> and a see a whole bunch of veterans who have served this country with bravery an
Sep 27, 2012 6:00am EDT
. suggle for iraq from rrndmil ontimes" military al with our own chief pentagon correspondent jim miklaszewski. keep it "morning joe" brewed by starbucks. that was me still taking insulin with a vial and syringe. me, explaining what i was doing at brefast. an dve vomi/3ex flexpen is pre-filled with your pre-mix insulin. dial the exact dose. inject by pushing a button. no vials, syringes or coolers to carry. flexpen is insulin delivery my . novolog mix 70/30 is an insulin ed to control high blood sugar adus with diabetes. do not inject if you do not plan to eat within 15 minutes to avoid low blood sugar. tell your healthcare provider about all medicines you take and all of your medical conditions, including if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. most common side effects include reactions at the injection site, weigain, swelling our hands and feet and vision changes. other serious side effects include low blood sugar and low potassium in your blood. get medical help right away if you experience serious allergic reactns, body rash, trouble with breathing, fast heartbeat, sweating, or
Sep 27, 2012 5:00pm EDT
fighters, the largest program in pentagon history, said the relationship with lockheed, the number one contractor, was the worst he had ever seen. $75 billion has been spent in this program to date. did you agree with that assessment? how could that happen, that relations are so bad with the number one contractor on the number one program in the pentagon's inventory? >> i do not know that i would portray it in those terms. these are difficult negotiations, as they always are, when you are dealing with, you know, the amount of money and complexity that is involved with the joint strike fighter. so there are tough negotiations going on, but i am confident that both parties, as we know from just the nature of these kinds of negotiations, that both parties will ultimately reach a solution. i am not convinced that this has reached a point where we have dead-ended in terms of our ability to find a way out. i think both of us understand that the joint strike fighter is important -- to our security and to the companies that are involved here -- and i think ultimately, it will be resolved. >> y
Sep 25, 2012 8:00am PDT
in this attack, and our cnn pentagon correspondent barbara starr was able to get more of these details of the assault straight from the marines who themselves were under attack. >> we see flaming aircrafts, we see the enemy shooting at us. we're seeking cover. we're hearing small arms fire, ak-47s, pkms, and then at some point soon thereafter see another rpg shot towards us and towards our building. >> reporter: for the first time on television, u.s. marines tell cnn just how bad it got on the night of september 14th here at camp bastion in southern afghanistan when the taliban got inside the base. major greer chambliss and his squadron commander lieutenant colonel christopher rabel raced to the scene as the first rounds hit. >> he performed heroically that night. he came out the door, he engaged the enemy. >> reporter: these videos nato believes show the insurgents getting ready before the attack. it may be a clue how taliban fighters dressed in u.s.-style uniformed infiltrated through the fence on the eastern edge of the airfield. the taliban broke into three groups, one group headed
Sep 27, 2012 5:00pm PDT
to sources at the pentagon. you say the u.s. is really at a standoff here. how so? >> it's in a standoff, anderson, because the fbi and the military have decided they have to go in with extra protection. the military wanted to send in a special package which would have included counter battery because remember, the annex was attacked by mortars. this was a military attack, well planned. the military and the fbi don't know what they're up against in benghazi and they have to go, you know, with a lot of force on the ground. >> when you say counter battery, you mean capable of returning fire and mortar attack? >> returning fire, yes, exactly. because if they've got the coordinates of that consulate and they start shooting again at the fbi and the military, they're going to have to be able to defend themselves. the libyans are saying we can do fine but why should we trust the libyans at this point. on the other hand, look at it from the libyan position. it's a weak government and having a significant military force on the ground in benghazi would be an embarrassment and would cause them inte
Sep 28, 2012 9:00am PDT
. you're right. a whole lot of weapons moving around. the pentagon seems to feel at this point that it is for security purposes security consolidation as we've been saying, but, you know, at what point does that change. at what point do they see the potenti potential. that's the critical juncture. they don't think it's there yet, but the president said something very interesting. the rebelling i'm other other players. as the fighting intensifies in syria, one of the big emerging concerns is what if the rebels begin to take some of these weapons? what if they gain access to them? capture a military facility where some of these weapons are. the rebels may be as big a concern right now as the regime. >> all right. barbara star out of the pentagon. thanks. going to have much more on this after the break. ill stubbed up. [ male announcer ] truth is, nyquil doesn't unstuff your nose. what? [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus liquid gels speeds relief to your worst cold symptoms plus has a decongestant for your stuffy nose. thanks. that's the cold truth! layaway, well brougk so
Sep 30, 2012 3:45pm EDT
the pentagon.gos you would think that if you arec sending were sending more troops to afghanistan, those troops se would go that were the most to credible critical. the places that the taliban was to take over, those at risk fors gains and potentially a takeover by country. instead, we wind up sending the first wave of new forces to abal part of the country with afgha relatively few people and i discovered the answer was sillym tribal rivalries. not iny afghanistan but thewn pentagon. uni it turned out that way that the troops were u.s. marines andn they wanted to bring down helicopters, their own logistics units and they didn't want to d work with u.s. army soldiers inr the areas in and around the city of kandahar.other here was the tail of our own services fighting with each other instead of fighting and common purpose against theinter. enemy. and the stories go on. oth there weras internal fightingnti within the state department, within the u.s. agency for international development. in one other tail i've recounted some in the book, we have somete serious fighting between president obama's n
Sep 27, 2012 6:00pm PDT
the pentagon announced the end of the surge last week, when they announced the surge was over, they talked less about blunting taliban momentum and more about how the surge helped us train lots of afghan security forces. in theory, lots of trained afghan security forces is a way afghanistan could get more safe. but right now it's also a way americans get killed. by the afghans we are training and arming. afghan troops are turning around and killing american troops they're supposed to be working with at such a rate now that the training and joint operations between the two forces were halted this month. and have only now started to scale back up. that's the circumstances in which 68,000 americans are putting their lives on the line right now while you watch this tv show. 68,000. there is a debate to have here about what we are doing in afghanistan. things are worse after the surge than they were before the surge. what was the surge for? why does the deadline for leaving stay the same if the surge was supposed to make things better and it didn't? if the republicans had picked a candidate who was
Sep 26, 2012 4:00am PDT
was the undersecretary of defense for policy at the pentagon. she was in the situation room with the president during the bin laden mission. now, michele i want to ask you this, because, the president of iran, mr. ahmadinejad, speaks today. but your former boss spoke yesterday. some people still slamming him for not taking a hard enough line on iran. listen to what "the wall street journal" said. they said, in his u.n. speech tuesday, president obama took a tougher than usual election-season line against iran. the cold reality is, that after nearly four years of failed diplomacy and half hearted sanctions that he opposed until congress forced his hand, neither iran nor israel believe him. essentially saying actions speak louder than words. your reaction? >> i think that actions do speak louder than words. and if you look at the record of the president, he has led the international community in posing the most crippling sanctions ever imposed on any country. he has said that all options are on the table. i can tell you from my time in the pentagon that option is very real. it is important that we give
Sep 28, 2012 1:00pm PDT
get straight to our pentagon correspondent barbara starr. she's got the latest. whwe know now, barbara? >> well, wolf, defense secretary panetta a little bit unexpectedly getting righ into the latest intelligenwhat he knows and what he doesn't know about syria's chemical apons. a top syrian opposition group claims itd these missiles in damascus and said they had been adapted torr chemical and ogil warheads. cnn cannot inpendentlyclaim. but no aewis from defenssecretary leon panetta. syria's chemical weapons have been on the move. and he's not sure what exactly has happened. >> there has been intelligence that there have been some moves that have taken place. where exactly that's taken place, we don't know. >> reporter: panetta insists that bashar al assad's forces still control the major chemical and biological sites, but there are security concerns. >> there has been some intelligence that with regards to some o these sites that there's been some movement in order to -- for the syrians to better secure what they -- the chemicals. >> reporter: rebels clearly are making a public play th
Sep 27, 2012 7:00am EDT
' money. the pentagon is putting in place and initiative they call better buying power. they look at the way they set requirements. once you make decisions about a working together with industries, making sure it is done smartly and does not change over time so that things get more and more expensive. there is a great deal to this. efficiency can be had on this side of industry. we are trying to get there. host: can more efficiency lead to more layoffs? guest: it could. there is no desire to lose the human capital. some of the positions we have, folks in nuclear submarines,eight years in training. we like to bring in new people that can learn the skills. but it takes years and years. we are not just talking about big contractors like boeing. 70% of the defense dollar goes to small business. we're talking about the kind of job loss that is massive to small business. one thing that matters -- a lot of these are companies that only do one or two things. they have invested in things that help support a particular product. it is hard to pull back. if that contract goes, they have nothi
Sep 28, 2012 2:30am PDT
. >>> in afghanistan, the pentagon revealed that most u.s. and nato combat troops have resumed joint operations with afghany forces less than two weeks ago u.s. commanders announced an indefinite halt in joint operations. this after a spike in the number of insider attacks. 51 nato troops have been killed by insider attacks in just the past month. >>> elsewhere, israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu can expect a phone call from president obama today that according to the white house. this after a scheduling conflict kept the two from meeting in person. last night in new york the israeli leader did meet with secretary of state clinton one-on-one for more than an hour in what was described as an indepth discussion on iran and shared goal of preventing that country from acquiring a nuclear weapon. just hours earlier, netanyahu used visual imagery to lay out in clear terms his own red line for dealing with iran. nbc news chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell has more from the u.n. general assembly. >> reporter: trying to immobilize the world against what he sees as a threat to isr
Sep 26, 2012 6:00pm EDT
hard to reduce those export controls. the pentagon just released information that some 66 countries would be given permission to purchase drones from united states manufacturers. the concerns are obvious. >> no other country uses drones to carry out strikes. >> and there has only been one unconfirmed report of another country and that was a reported strike in egypt by israel. >> one was that? >> this year. >> we are going to leave it there. we want to thank you, sarah knuckey, co-authored the new report, "living under drones: death, injury, and trauma to civilians from us drone practices in pakistan." and james cavallaro, the director of the international conflict resolution clinic at stanford university. we will be back in a minute. ♪ ♪ [music break] >> this is democracy now!,, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. >> we turn now to a brewing labor dispute between the national football league and the union representing its gregory's bending the fight reached a fever pitch monday night. substitute referee is it blew a call on a last-second game- winning tou
Sep 25, 2012 5:00am EDT
to volume. no incidents to report. , pretty234 business nice. 395 northbound from the beltway pentagon and continuing the district is nice. back to you. >> thank you. 52 degrees. >> thank you. 52 d[ male announcer ] citibank's app for ipad makes it easy for anne to manage her finances when she's on the go. even when she's not going anywhere. citibank for ipad. easier banking. standardrd at citibank. from the first hands-free system, and micro-climate controls powered by twinchill technology, the new ge french door refrigerator puts fresh in a whole new light. come see the new ge french dor refrigerator for yourself at bray & & scarff. buy now and save up to $500. but hurry this incredible offer ends october 10th. come in today or visit online at helps him deposit his checks. jay also like it when mother nature helps him wash his car. mother nature's cool like that. mobile check deposit. easier banking. standard at citibank. >> it is costing you more to money in the bank and take it out. combined atm fees and surcharges have reached an average of $4.07, up 7% of last
Sep 28, 2012 4:00am EDT
the attack on the u.s. consulate the final straw. speaking at the pentagon yesterday, secretary of defense leon panetta says there's no doubt the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi was the act of terrorists. >> the reason i think pretty clearly it was a prift attack, is because a group of terrorists obviously conducted that attack on the consulate. and against our individuals. what terrorists were involved i think still remains to be determined by the investigation. >> originally the administration said the attack was lmpged to protests over an anti-islam movie that escalated. u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three others were killed. >>> the man who produced that movie is behind bars this morning. nakoula basseley nakoula will remain in custody until another hearing is scheduled. his movie sparked protests across the middle east. today in pakistan, more demonstrations are expected. security has been heightened around government buildings and diplomatic quarters. >>> four people were killed when a gunman opened fire at a sign-making business. the gunman then took his own life. that
Sep 27, 2012 12:00pm EDT >> next, three former obama administration pentagon officials defend the president's foreign policy and national security record while criticizing mitt romney. moderated by former cnn, cnn contributor bill schneider, the discussion focuses largely on iran's nuclear program and america's presence in afghanistan. this event, which took place yesterday, runs about an hour, and we'll show you as of this as we can until the pentagon briefing scheduled at 2 p.m. eastern. >> struggling in, and you're encouraged to help yourself to coffee, food, whatever you need. my name's mike bennett, on behalf of my colleagues, jim kessler -- who's here somewhere -- sean gibbons and mika, welcome to another anti-politics press breakfast. before i hand it over to bill, i just had a couple of things we wanted to talk about relating to our work on national security. as mitt romney discovered on september 11th of this year, nothing has the power to shake up a presidential race like a change in national security. and that can be either an external event as we had in libya and egypt, or it can be a political
Sep 28, 2012 9:00am EDT
conference scheduled at the pentagon. that will begin in just a minute. it is friday, so that means tomorrow is when book tv on c- span 2 begins at 8:00 a.m., an american history tv on the c- span 3 begins at 8:00 a.m.. so, if you need any information about what is on c-span this week, reminder, both the wisconsin and nebraska debates will be live on c-span today. nebraska is at noon. wisconsin is at 9:00 p.m. eastern time. as you can see, this is about to start. we are bringing you live coverage. have a great weekend. >> we are live here at the pentagon this morning for a briefing with secretary of defense, leon panetta and canadian minister of national defense, peter mackay. leon panetta news yesterday as he acknowledged that terrorists had planned and carried out the attack on united states consulate in benghazi earlier this month and killed four americans, including chris stevens. we could get more on that today. also going on on our companion network c-span 2 right now, on land security secretary is discussing cyber security threats. at a summit taking place in the nation's capital. the
Sep 28, 2012 9:00am EDT
the pentagon next. ♪ ♪ hi dad. many years from now, when the subaru is theirs... hey. you missed a spot. ...i'll look back on this day and laugh. love. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru. >>> this news just in. u.s. defense secretary leon panetta says the united states received intelligence indicating syria is moving its chemical weapons. he made the comments moments ago at a news conference. piers morgan correspondent barbara starr was there. what did he say? >> i asked him what the latest information was about syrian chemical weapons on the move and was surprised to hear his answer. have a listen. >> we do believe that those sites still remain secured by the syrian military. there has been intelligence that there have been some moves that have taken place. where exactly that's taken place, we don't know. >> so here is what he is saying, carol, the u.s. now has intelligence that the syrians have indeed moved some chemical weapons. we knew about one incident several months ago. we were not aware there had been multiple incidents. the secretary not talking about the time frame here but goes on
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Sep 25, 2012 8:00am PDT
expanding its presence across the pacific. coming up what the pentagon is doing to counter china's growing military power. jamie: right now china's military build up is a cause for concern. china's navy growing by leaps and bounds as beijing flexes its muscles at sea. the pentagon is boosting the u.s. presence across the western pacific and we are keeping an eye on the story, we'll have more for you from adam housley now. he is live at the naval base in san diego. gosh, it's almost a whole naval down there. what is going on, adam? >> yeah, jaime. we are in san diego as you mentioned, a little bit of a transmission issue there, we are back here live in san diego. you talked about the fact that the u.s. is responding to china. for more than one hundred years since the great white fleet the u.s. has been the preeminent power in the pacific region. now china is trying to take that title. today they launched their first ever aircraft carrier, it's a repurchase pweurbd former soviet carrier who they said it was for the people of china u.s. intelligence felt otherwise and today it was true as the
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Sep 27, 2012 10:00am PDT
-leaning publication. >> but he is. megyn: bret baier confirmed this. he covered the pentagon for years. >> megyn, it is unbelievable that in the fog of war, given everything that is going on the assertion is that she lied. i mean come on, guys. i mean, the lead guy who was there was killed. it is very volatile situation. we didn't have a lot of people in benghazi. that has been obviously well-maintained by now. and so the idea that somehow the administration purposely lied to the american people, it is ridiculous. they have, we have now know what's happened. they said that this was a terrorist attack. they understand what's fog on. they have the fbi on the ground. two of the militias have been disbanded already. tremendous progress is being made. give them time to figure it out and do what is right. i think that is the respectful thing to do here. megyn: mark, the administration was very quick to come out and say mitt romney spoke too soon on this, and campaign spokesperson for obama came out and said he shoots first and aims later which was picking up on his boss's remarks when. it comes to thi
Sep 29, 2012 3:00am PDT
, who has control? >> cnn pentagon correspondent barbara starr has more. >> deb, victor, defense secretary leon panetta weighing right in on what he knows and doesn't know about syria's chemical weapons. a top syrian opposition group claims it captured these missiles in damascus and said they had been adapted to carry chemical and biological war heads. cnn cannot independently confirm the claim. but a new admission from leon panetta. serious chemical weapons have been on the move and he's not sure what exactly has happened. >> there has been intelligence that there have been some moves that are taken place. where exactly that's taken place, we don't know. >> reporter: panetta insists that al assad's forces control the major chemical and biological site, but there are security concerns. >> there has been some intelligence with regards to some of these sites that there has been some movement in order for the syrians to better secure the chemicals. >> reporter: rebels are clearly making a public play that they can get to the weapons. on this video, a narerator points to satellite im
Sep 29, 2012 9:00am PDT
. it was under his watch the "times" published the pentagon papers tracing u.s. involvement in vietnam. arthur sulzberger was 86. >>> the czech president shot and injured, but his injuries are just bruises as the gun used was actually a fake. and the bullets, plastic. >>> if you're waking up in l.a. and wondering the route you're going to take today. you know you shouldn't take a good ten-mile stretch of the 405. a rare sight to see the 405 empty like that. the construction taking place. and people have been calling it carmageddon 2. the first one carmageddon 1, not too bad. smooth sailing. people found other ways to get around on the weekend. the 405 remains closed. at least a portion remains closed until monday morning and then get back on the 405 and resume your traffic woes there, if you like, in los angeles. >>> busy airport, lost baggage, crowded tourist attractions, some vacations can leave you feeling more stress than when you first left. a spa vacation just might be the ticket. >> massages, facials, hot tubs. spa vacations are a great way to unplug and relax. >> you should go to a spa
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